VW’s all-electric ID.5 has plenty to offer, but comes at a price

The new ID.5 Max has its merits, but doesn’t appear to be significantly better than more keenly-priced competitors

The new Volkswagen ID.5 Max is pitched as a sportier-looking alternative to the ID.4

Volkswagen is adding to its fleet of electric cars, as the German brand seeks a zero-emissions future and a move to a more premium position in the market. Passenger and commercial vehicle versions of the ID.Buzz van will arrive later in the year, but ahead of those comes the new ID.5.

With the ID.4 currently sitting just behind the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in this year’s new electric vehicle registration tables, Volkswagen is hoping that the ...